From Joe's Desk...
I remember walking into Costco on November 1 of this year, and being quite struck by the reality of what has taken shape in our consumer saturated culture. The day before was about costumes and trick-or-treating; the day after was about Christmas trees and ornaments. You see, once the commercial... Read more
I still recall my Western Civilization Professor strolling late into class. He explained, “I just left a meeting in which I found out history books will no longer be using B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini) on our timelines but B.C.E. (Before Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era).” He... Read more
There is an old Latin adage: modus operandi , meaning “method of operation.” While today it has many applications (criminal investigations being one of them), one of its initial applications had a rich spiritual context. It was a phrase of ten employed to challenge Christians in how they were living... Read more
The question has been posed: could Christ have saved the world with a drop of His blood? On one hand, yes, why not? He is God and He could do whatever He wants to do. Now, we know He didn’t, but why? As it was once observed by Peter Kreeft,... Read more
Every morning I wake up to a Thomas Kinkade painting that hangs above my dresser, the stunning work of art is titled A Prayer for Peace . In this masterpiece, Jesus stands on rocky heights above Jerusalem with his face drawn downwards to the right, taking the posture of one... Read more